New Students

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Computing Services has developed this site to make your transition to the Bradley family as easy as possible. The Technology Helpdesk is your first line of support and is manned by student consultants who are experienced in dealing with all student access issues.

There are a number of things that can be performed by you prior to coming to campus. By completing these tasks, your first couple of days will be more enjoyable and your family will rest more easily knowing that these issues have been taken care of before they return home.

Use the quick links above to jump to specific topics or start with our helpful tips for new students below.

Prior to orientation...

Activate your account

An activation letter has been sent to you and contains your BUnetID (username) and an activation code (PIN). The BUnetID identifies you to Bradley's network and permits you to access registration for orientation, course registration and technology resources located throughout campus.

Detailed information pertaining to your account and keeping it secure is located at:

To activate your account go to:

Check your Electronic Mail (B-Mail)

The student electronic mail system is hosted by Google© and accounts are created by and affiliated with Bradley University. B-Mail is the official method of University communication with students. You are responsible for all official correspondence received via your B-Mail account. It is strongly suggested that you check this account regularly.

To access your electronic mail account go to and enter in your BUnetID and password that you created from the activation letter.
Your mailing address is:
Example: Elton John's B-Mail address:



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Sign up for emergency messaging

Bradley University has partnered with 2SMS to provide emergency messaging to faculty, staff and students.

In order to register for classes all students must either "opt in" or "opt out" of the program. The only requirement for opting in is that you have an active cell phone which is able to receive text messages. Visit for complete details.

To sign up:

  • Go to
  • Log into the system using your BUnetID and password.
  • The "My Info" page contains the portlet for foreWarn
  • On the “Emergency Text Messaging” bar press the first icon on the right.
  • Select "Opt In"
    • When entering your cell number do not include any punctuation. Example: 3096772957
    • Press the Save/Confirm Button
    • A test text message is sent to verify the process.
  • Or Select "Opt Out"

Press the Save/Confirm button

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